I was born in the south-west of England. My mother's family are Welsh and my fathers originate in scotland. I have lived in Australia ( childhood) back to Somerset in the UK. my adult life took me to Switzerland , France and now I have found my 'peace' in the German highlands right in the middle of the wild wood. My soul feels like this is home , but, do miss Glastonbury in England, the energies of this place taught me so much and it is forever part of me..I'm at the point of my life's journey where I feel balanced.... mostly!
I earn a living through painting and designing ......a gift that I can say is from nature herself through my connectedness with it all. I thank everything that has made me who I am and I just wish I could give back what comes to me from nature .
Working with the wildwoods and nature......
There is lyricism and mystery, simple wisdom and profound realisation, great comfort and life-changing power in working with nature. It is a wildcraft for those of us who yearn to express our own inherent spirituality in a joyous, meaningful manner, not within temples or churches but out in the landscape and within the deepest places of our own souls. It is a way to understand our own wildheart, our soul nature, finding perfect elemental expression within a natural enviroment. the understanding of our true soul nature comes unexpectedly as the warmth to be found in mid-winter sunlight , as tenacious as the twisted tree that blooms and grows despite its exposed position. It is a magical path for those of us with poetry in our souls, inherently honouring the land and its spirits. It represents a true wiidcraft in a modern world that can often seem chaotic and cruel if we have no anchor, no real sense of purpose. The essential message of wildcraft is found under fallen leaves, in the inner dwellings of a huge Oak or in the delicate petals of a buttercup, there is beauty , magic and meaning in the world if only we try to find it.
I love non-fiction, anything that feeds the soul from science to auras and everything inbetween.
Beliefs / Practices
Spiritual but not Religious, Mystic, Other Spirituality, Druid
I believe in working with and being part of the land , living with the intelligence of the natural world . On the most part I completely trust my own inner wisdom and just simply allow nature and all she holds to guide me .
" Nature envelopes my soul as though she knows my spiritual needs, at that moment I know I am complete" tyto alba 2OO7
Each time that a species is extinguished, humankind approaches its own extinction. Perhaps before greed takes deep rootedness man will see the complete beauty of the natural world that extends far beyond the diameter of a coin.
The woods are one of my greatest loves and what they hold for me is truly magical. We have a very special spot outside our garden where a little stream runs and the trees are so beautiful.
This is where I cleanse my crystals and where I feel so much peace.
I love to paint the local wildlife mixed with a passion for celtic art. I'm also working on some more abstract spiritual paintings of which I sell worldwide.
I love walking the woods with Ralph and Oli.......so much to explore and share.
When i'm not painting and sharing time with my family which includes 6 dogs , 2cats and 11chickens..........I'm to be found in the garden during Summer months . living and breathing with the elementals , working with my crystals............aura............chakras...........just to 'BE'
I have a passion for books , cooking vegetarian meals , talking and listening to the trees and nature in all her elemental wonder. I love to meet others who share my passions .
Greetings Beth! Thanks for the comment about my altar, I love the fact that my altar is a real tree stump. I also have not been on PS for quite a while, seems my grps are often inactive or my friends are no longer around. I ahve made many discussions in various grps but am a little disappointed that with thousand's of members, so few are involved. Awesome that you have had the opportunity to travel and live in so many places! My father's family came from the Black Forest in Germany and finally settled in Hungary where he was born. Hope to hear from you again, hugs, Ianna:)
Hi Beth. It's a pleasure to meet a fellow tree lover. I have a great appreciation for the trees, as you do, and am constantly advocating for people to consider selective clearing when they buy property and build their home. So many people buy a beautiful lot and then clear it down to bare Earth instead of appreciating the beautiful bounty of Nature already there. How do you replace a magnificent grove of Oaks and Maples and Tulip Poplars with a couple of hybrid dogwood trees and a few azaleas?
My most favorite book is "The Word for World Is Forest" by Ursula K. LeQuin. Are you familiar with it?
My home is surrounded by forest and I have many trees nestled near my house and grow a buckeye tree at my front door. There place where you live sounds just glorious.
The photo above is of the front door to my little cottage. We built it ourselves so that we could cut only what was absolutely necessary.
Thank you for your friend request and please forgive me for waiting so long to answer. I've not been here much lately and wasn't aware of your contact until this morning. It's an honor to know you.
Been busy here as well, though im sure not as busy as you have been, haha. Glad your hens are starting to lay again, now that its getting colder here mine are definatly slowing down but still managing roughly 2 a day.
It would be amazing to be able to look out on the property and see a stag! The most I get around here are a ton of squirrels, lol, what do you expect being surrounded by mullberry and oak trees.
I do grow alot of veggies, this year I grew tomatoes, banana peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, brussel sprouts, melons, pumpkins, cucumbers, thai hots, and ceyenne pepper, along with rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregeno. I had over 30 tomato plants cause i wanted to get a good stock of stewed tomatoes in my cellar, ended up with about 35 quarts, so i wont have to plant that many next year. What kind of herbs grows wild in your area? I found a patch of wild asparagus by a stream this past spring and felt i hit the jackpot haha. Talk to you soon, take care.